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Ox-y-GenIII 02-08-2012 12:57 PM

Sylvania ZXE Headlights and Fogs. Pics
 
I know many of you think it's a waste of money buying this bulb or that bulb that claims to be brighter than stock or whatever but I just would like to share my pictures in case someone wants to go this route. I have tried HID's with issues so I took them out after only 2 weeks.

These are the H11 ZXE bulbs from Sylvania. Pricey but so far they are pretty nice compared to OEM. I only have about 30 minutes of use from these in the pictures so far. They say a color of "up to 4,300k" and have a 12-month warranty.

Before with 6,000k HID Fogs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...AxMTEuanBn.jpg

After with all of the Sylvania ZXE's:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0288.jpg

OEM Low beam only:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0282.jpg

ZXE Low beam only:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0298.jpg

ZXE Low beam and fogs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0297.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0289.jpg

ZXE Low beam and OEM High beam:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0299.jpg

Down road before and after: (I have more but need to get them off my phone)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0295.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0296.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/IMAG0283.jpg

CamoCustom 02-08-2012 01:04 PM

I was torn between these, and the Phillips Crystal or Diamond vision bulbs for my 11 mazda....I wonder if these ZXE have the same hit or miss quality control as the rest of the Silverstars.....

Ox-y-GenIII 02-08-2012 09:22 PM

Ya with a 1 year warranty I don't have to worry. I keep my receipts in case I need it.

DarinS 02-09-2012 05:04 PM

That looks like a very nice improvement, much cleaner light than the OEM yellow-ish bulbs. Thanks for the write-up [clap]

brfitzp 02-10-2012 08:06 PM

Thanks for this, i'm also looking to upgrade the bulbs in my car. When dark and rainy i find it hard to see, my old car had 55 watt hid projectors that were awesome and i'm finding it hard to get used to these headlights.

How is installing the bulbs do you need to remove the entire headlight housing? what about the fogs, are they easy to swap out?

kameron 02-10-2012 08:32 PM

nice bright bulbs but still contain a "yellow" tint in my opinion. i just installed 6000k bi-xentec hid bulbs and balasts... i couldnt b happier. but overall urs r better than oem

Ox-y-GenIII 02-11-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brfitzp (Post 4005640)
Thanks for this, i'm also looking to upgrade the bulbs in my car. When dark and rainy i find it hard to see, my old car had 55 watt hid projectors that were awesome and i'm finding it hard to get used to these headlights.

How is installing the bulbs do you need to remove the entire headlight housing? what about the fogs, are they easy to swap out?

For the headlight bulbs you dont technically have to remove the whole housing but I did since its much easier to get to the foglights that way. To remove them just take a T30 Torx bit screwdriver and take off the two screws per headlight and they slide on out. Then unclip the connector and you have full access to the foglights.

Just untwist the foglight and then pull it towards you, unclip the bulb and put your new one in, then slide down and twist it back into place. The headlights are the same but you can do them at eye level since you have the housings off.

Very very simple. Thanks for the interest. I am loving them more and more as I drive more.

KaputtEqu1pment 02-11-2012 08:07 PM

This may sound silly, but would you be able to post some pictures or something for the process for a technically inclined person? (it's tough for me to imagine, especially if i've never seen it before, etc).

RKZX2 02-12-2012 03:59 PM

wow. big difference. will be doing this swap next month.

KaputtEqu1pment 02-12-2012 11:57 PM

what about some of the claims that it'll burn out your electric harness and all that?


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